If there was a town that screamed & stereotyped the traditional international view of England, then Oxford would be it. Charming, Wealthy, Grand, Historic and Ancient, this city is a real crowd-pleaser with international visitors to Great Britain.
As a destination, we discovered Oxford almost by accident. It is an ideal town to visit for the younger age groups. Small, safe, compact and easy on the eye. When London Welsh (remember them?) made Oxford its home in 2015, we upped the ante here & put some great programmes together.
Hugely popular as a link city between London and the South West on our Inbound Tours, Oxford rightly sits up there with York and Chester as a great city to visit on tour. Highly recommended.
The University itself makes up the majority of architecture & local landscape meaning 750 years of tradition ooze on every corner. On a visit here, you cannot help but consider the footsteps of the great and good who have trod the path before.
1. Punting on Oxfords River Cherwell
2. A Visit to Rugby School, where it all began
3. Rowing Lessons at Henley-on-Thames
4. Visit the 'Hogwarts Dining Hall' at Christ College
5. Training Session at Iffley Road. The famous home of Oxford University RUFC.
Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation
Spend some time exploring the grand surroundings
Enjoy Dinner in a Local Restaurant
Wake Up to a Full English Buffet Breakfast
Transfer to a Rugby Club in Oxford ahead of your first game
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality
Head to the River Cherwell for some Traditional Punting!
Full English Breakfast
Transfer to another Local Rugby Club
TOUR MATCH TWO
Post Match Dinner & Hospitality
Head to Go Ape for some Outward Bound Activities!
Where it all began for this fantastic sport... A well worth visit to Rugby School where the famous, Webb Ellis picked up the football for the first time is a must. Oxford University RUFC is towns dominant rugby force and compete in the annual Varsity match with Cambridge University at Twickenham.
Take the opportunity to train at Iffley Road, the Home of Oxford University RUFC.
Travel times by Coach are as follows:
YHA Oxford is brilliantly located beside Oxford train station, on Botley Road close to the River Thames, and is just a short stroll into the heart of the city. It is a purpose built hostel with 203 beds. The modern reception has a café bar offering refreshments after a long journey and is a great place to relax and meet fellow travellers, as well as catching up with e-mails or watching big sporting events on the TV. You can even take your drinks out into the back garden on a sunny day!
Facilities include a restaurant, a kitchen for those wishing to cook for themselves, laundry room, a peaceful library, lounge with pool table and luggage room to store bags before check-in or after check-out.